Te Puiaki Kaipūtaiao Maea MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize

Guidelines for entering your details into the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Portal

Tēnā koe,

Welcome to the page where you will find information about the application process through the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Portal.  You will also find all forms/templates on this page that are required for completing the application but they are also found in the Portal.  Guidelines for Applicant’s and Referees 

There are a number of steps that you need to take and so it is important to read the guidelines below as this provides information about logging in and finding your way around the portal.  Both the Applicant and Referee do need to log in to the portal separately.

If you do need help or advice at any time then please do not hesitate to make contact with the Secretariat (contact details below).

Once you have finished reading the guidelines and when you are ready please click on the portal link.  Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Portal link

Please allow plenty of time to complete the application.

The following templates that are required can be downloaded from the portal but are also here for your convenience to download.

Application Template 

Referee Template 

Budget Template (please note that this document is not judged)


  •  The referee that I requested has completed all that is required including completing the referee template.
  •  I have uploaded my CV and (photo ID)
  •  I have uploaded my application (including evidence portfolio), and indicative budget for use of the Prize.
  •  I have either uploaded an ethics statement, or explained why one is not required.
  •  I have accepted the Prize Terms and Conditions.

Applications need to be complete by 5.00pm, 15 Whiringa-ā-nuku October 2021.


Ko te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat for The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes is Royal Society Te Apārangi.  Contact details are:

Te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat
The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes
Royal Society Te Apārangi
PO Box 598

Waea Tel: (04) 470 5762

Īmēra Email: pmscienceprizes@royalsociety.org.nz.

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